Disposable nappies in their millions are thrown away each year and end up in landfill sites across the UK. It is therefore important that parents have access to information that can help them decide how they can help reduce the volume of waste created by disposable nappies.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do disposable nappies impact on the environment?
It is likely that it will take hundreds of years for the plastics in disposable nappies to decompose, so any measure which helps reduce the impact is worth taking. In addition, little is known about the long term effects of some of the chemicals used in disposable nappies.
Is there a more environmentally friendly alternative to disposable nappies?
Re-usable or "real" nappies are now more widely available across Scotland, and are made of cloth rather than plastics. Home laundered nappies can save parents money, and help save the environment. Reusable nappies are available in a variety of styles, materials and sizes - there is one to suit every pocket and lifestyle.
What services are available in Angus to help people use real nappies?
The Nappy Laundry, a Stonehaven based company offers a laundry service for real nappies in the Montrose and Brechin area of Angus. They also provide real nappies and accessories via their web-site, and start-up advice for their laundry customers.
The Nappy Lady is happy to give advice and offers personal recommendations from experienced cloth users.
- The Nappy Lady
Tel: 08456 526532
Some supermarkets and other shops in the Dundee area may carry stocks of real nappies and there are also many companies which offer real nappies for order via the Internet.
Who do I contact for further information?
A useful source of information is the Zero Waste Scotland Real Nappies page.
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Service Details Last Reviewed : 14 March 2013